Audi S3 Models and S3 History
New and Used S3 Prices, Audi S3 Model Years and History
While the Audi A3 was introduced to the United States in 2006, the S3 performance model was not part of the line-up. Despite the S3 existing in Europe since 1999, it would not be until the 2015 redesign of the Audi A3 that American buyers could purchase the sport compact vehicle. Offered exclusively with the new sedan body style, the 2015 Audi S3 is equipped with a 292-horsepower, 2.0-liter TFSI engine mated to a quattro all-wheel drive system. A six-speed s tronic dual-clutch transmission is fitted to the engine providing manual-like shifting performance with the ease of an automatic. Acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles per hour is 4.7 seconds. Performance specific sport suspension with available Audi magnetic ride sport suspension and upgraded braking are among modifications made for the Audi S3 that is also defined by unique exterior bodywork.